The Best Shower Trays For Elevating Your Shower Space

Transforming your shower space has never been simpler with our handpicked selection of shower trays.
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When it comes to choosing the perfect shower tray for your bathroom, there are so many options at your disposal. However, by measuring the amount of available space, you’ll be able to narrow down your search and make a decision based on your personal design preferences.

Whether you choose a square, raised or quadrant shower tray, all of the different types can be installed relatively easily with careful planning. If you haven’t installed a shower tray before, we wrote an in-depth guide on the installation process during a recent project we undertook.

To assist you in selecting a shower tray, our handpicked selection lists top-performing trays, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using a range of designs. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.

Crocket Stone Resin Ebro Shower Tray
Best Overall: Crocket Stone Resin Ebro
Elegant Rectangular Stone Tray for Shower
Best All-Rounder: Elegant Rectangular Stone Tray
Durovin Acrylic Stone Resin Shower Tray
Best Value: Durovin Acrylic Shower Tray
Coram Showers Riser Corner Shower Tray
Best Raised: Coram Showers Riser Corner Shower Tray
Nordona SIMPLEX Quadrant Shower Tray
Best Quadrant: Nordona SIMPLEX Quadrant
Elegant Quadrant Shower Tray
Best Quadrant Runner-Up: Elegant Quadrant Shower Tray

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Shower Trays

As we own a number of properties (Airbnb’s and rentals), we have plenty of experience with regards to replacing or installing new shower trays.

One of our most recent installations (that we wrote a tutorial guide on) can be seen in the photos below but we’ve installed a number of different types over the years.

How To Install A Shower Tray

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To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest shower trays (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved tray, we will attempt to put it to the test (where applicable).

Below are examples of other types of trays we’ve installed in some of our other properties (we also recommend these in our roundup).

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As well as our experience of installing multiple shower trays, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the shower tray’s build quality, design, fixtures and fittings, sizes available, warranty and value for the money.

The Best Shower Trays

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1. Best Overall: Crocket Stone Resin Ebro

(How We Review →)

The Crocket Stone Resin Ebro is a premium shower tray that’s available in a great selection of colours and sizes. Whether you want a standard white or stylish grey, this shower tray provides a luxurious look and feel to your shower.

Although expensive, the shower tray comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty for complete peace of mind.

Pros
  • Available in 50 different sizes
  • Colours include white, slate grey, chocolate and much more (12 to choose from)
  • Constructed from high quality resins and mineral fillers
  • Leaves a high quality granite texture
  • Certified slip resistance
  • Low profile design (30 mm tall)
  • Life span of up to 30 years
  • Backed by a 5 year warranty
Cons
  • Most expensive within our roundup

To conclude, the Crocket Stone Resin Ebro is by far one of the best shower trays on the market but only if you can afford the premium price tag. The brand provides an excellent selection of colours and it’s built to last with an estimated life span of up to 30 years. Although expensive, it’s a worthwhile investment for something that you’ll use every day.

2. Best All-Rounder: Elegant Rectangular Stone Tray

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Elegant is a brand well-known for its range of shower enclosures but they also produce a variety of shower trays. This particular rectangular shower tray is made in the UK and is available in 25 different sizes.

In terms of the construction, the base is made from reinforced fibreglass and it’s finished in a high-quality gloss acrylic.

Pros
  • Total of 25 different sizes
  • Flat underside and levelling for easy installation
  • Gloss acrylic finish resists stains
  • Supplied with a 90 mm waste trap
  • Large chrome plug hole
Cons
  • From our testing and installation of this tray, we found that it lacked any slip resistance

Overall, the Elegant shower tray is an excellent all-round option that offers great value for the money. It’s a modern option that’s available in a wide selection of sizes and can instantly improve any shower space with an easy installation

3. Best Value: Durovin Acrylic Shower Tray

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Another shower tray that offers excellent bang for your buck is by the Durovin brand. Their trays are available in 12 different low-profile sizes that are constructed of a durable dual-layer acrylic surface.

Included within the tray is a complete waste kit that’s designed for UK standard waste outlets and simple fitting.

Pros
  • Available in 12 standard sizes
  • Made from a high quality dual acrylic
  • Supplied with a waste kit
  • Anti-limescale finish
  • Lightweight and easy to install
Cons
  • Acrylic construction isn't as luxurious as the stone alternatives

Overall, the Durovin shower tray is a cheap option that ticks all the boxes and is built for long lasting usage. Although there is a lack of colour options, the glossy white finish looks modern and luxurious.

4. Best Raised: Coram Showers Riser Corner Shower Tray

(How We Review →)

Coram is another brand that’s known for their enclosures but they also produce a range of shower trays. This particular shower tray includes 4 tiling upstands, which makes it ideal for corner installations.

For complete peace of mind, the brand provides a 10 year watertight guarantee or a lifetime guarantee when installed with a matching enclosure.

Pros
  • Removable panels for access to plumbing connections
  • Long watertight guarantees
  • Constructed of a lightweight yet durable resin
  • Can be fitted within 20 minutes
Cons
  • Only available as a 760 x 760 mm tray

To conclude, the Coram corner shower tray is an easy to install option that’s ideal for corner installations. Although it isn’t the cheapest, it’s built to a high standard and the tiling upstands ensure a watertight seal.

5. Best Quadrant: Nordona SIMPLEX Quadrant

(How We Review →)

Quadrant shower trays are another popular shape required for matching enclosures and the Nordona SIMPLEX is a great example of what’s available. It comes in two different sizes that can be glued to the floor or placed on the levelling feet.

Pros
  • High gloss acrylic finish
  • Only 30 mm in height
  • Anti-bacteria surface
  • Can be glued or placed upon the leveling feet
Cons
  • Only available in two different sizes

Overall, the Nordona SIMPLEX is a stylish, high quality and durable shower tray that’ll make a big impact in your bathroom. According to the brand, it’s compatible with a range of conventional shower enclosure formats and offers all-round functionality.

6. Best Quadrant Runner-Up: Elegant Quadrant Shower Tray

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Another option by the Elegant brand is their quadrant shower tray, which is available in 5 different sizes and suitable for left or right installations. As with the rectangular alternative above, it has a low profile design that’s made in the UK.

In terms of the construction, it’s acrylic capped and made from a polyurethane resin that’s mixed with a high quality filler.

Pros
  • Stylish modern design
  • Low profile and only 40 mm in height
  • Supplied with a 90 mm waste trap
  • Flat underside for easy installation
  • Highly durable and lightweight
  • Available in multiple sizes
Cons
  • Not as high quality when compared to other premium alternatives

Overall, the Elegant Quadrant shower tray is a more affordable alternative to the Nordona above. The low profile and stylish design are a great addition to any shower and it certainly won’t disappoint.

Conclusion

Shower trays are an essential part of any shower installation and are available in a range of shapes or sizes. Most are made from an acrylic-capped resin that’s lightweight, easy to clean and relatively easy to install.

All of our recommendations are manufactured by some of the best brands in the industry but to avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that you measure the available space to ensure you can get the perfect fit.

If you require further information regarding any of our shower tray recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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